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The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones(1958)

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Brief Synopsis

Two convicts, a white racist and an angry black, escape while chained to each other.

Cast & Crew

Stanley Kramer Director
Tony Curtis John "Joker" Jackson
Sidney Poitier Noah Cullen
Theodore Bikel Sheriff Max Muller
Charles McGraw Capt. Frank Gibbons
Cara Williams Billy's mother
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 24 Sep 1958
Release Date:  1958 Production Date:  AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Lomitas Productions, Inc., Curtleigh Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  97-98 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,673    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The Defiant Ones (1958)

    Mr. Blandings 2014-11-01

    Watchable enough, but the ending was a letdown and I didn't fully buy Curtis in the role. MORE>

  • The Defiant Ones

    Dashiell Barnes 2012-02-17

    Kramer's first success is a powerful story which has stood the test of time. Poitier & Curtis each give the performances of their lives in this... MORE>

  • Curtis and Poitier are The Defiant Ones

    Bruce Reber 2012-01-17

    Producer-Director Stanley Kramer takes on racism in "The Defiant Ones", a powerful drama about two escaped convicts from a Southern prison farm,... MORE>